Garden ornaments were everywhere at the New England Grows trade show in Boston this past weekend. Concrete and ceramic Buddhas, saints, rabbits, wooden trellises and rain chains . These containers reminded me of the hypertufa workshop that the Bridge of Flowers will be scheduling in April. I want to make a garden trough for alpines. Or succulents.
As I wandered around I saw this display of miniature and dwarf conifers – suitable for Fairy Houses. I only know about the Fairy Houses that children make out of bark, pebbles, moss and other natural bits and pieces but I doubt that they are in the market for miniature plants.
I didn’t have to go far before I found this booth selling small items to outfit a fairy landscape and house.
It became clear to me that adults want fairy houses and fairy gardens as much as young children. We all want magic; some of us find it in the hidden places of our gardens – even if they are not as well furnished as these. What kinds of ornaments do you have in your garden?
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What a cutee and exquisite magic fairy garden!! I love the small landscape!! So cuteee and how did you do it?
I just love these little fairy gardens and all the accessories. I never wanted a doll house when I was a child but the child in me wants all the fairy garden “stuff” that I see. Love those little shrubs, tiny hostas etc.
Dear WD – I didn’t do it at all. These cute landscapes were created by exhibitors at NE Grows. However you can go to http://www.miniature-gardens.com/miniatures/miniature-furniture.html and see what a world of fairy accoutrements exists.
I love these little fairy gardens! My eight-year-old granddaughter told me recently that she had “outgrown” fairies, but I suspect she would enjoy helping me create one of these gardens:) Oh, this looks like such a fun place to spend an afternoon! I have to wait until March and travel all the way to Indianapolis or Chicago before getting to see anything similar.
I don’t have too many ornaments in my garden, but I do have two green wrought iron chairs similar to the ones in your first photo–I pulled them out of the trash bin at a recycling center last fall!
Rose – It was a fun tour the show. And I love our ‘transfer’ station where I have transferred a number of things to our house. The ‘dump’ in the next town is called the Refuse Garden, and the pickings are really good there.